The south needed Texas for men and supplies to carry on the war, but in Texas, another war was raging -- and that one was between the secessionists and the sympathizers. Roy Talley was a rancher, and he wasn't looking for a fight. But two of his brothers had been among the Union sympathizers who had been killed in the bloody Nueces Massacre. Now Talley saw his chance to avenge the murders of his brothers. With malaria raging through the camps, the South needed quinine more than it needed anything else. And Talley meant to bargain smuggled quinine for a fortune in gold.